All entries for each category are placed together for judging by a panel of design and healthcare marketing professionals with decades of combined experience. Entries are judged on: Creativity, Layout/Design, Typography, Production, Quality & Overall Effectiveness.
An overall Best-Of-Show Trophy, Judges Choice Awards and Beautiful, Gold, Silver, and Bronze certificates are issued by both Group and Category. Judge's Choice awards are presented to Division winners receiving a perfect score from the judges.
Winners will be announced in Marketing Healthcare Today following the competition, as well as posted on the Aster Awards' website, www.AsterAwards.com during the 1st week of May. All awards will be sent to the organization designated on the Entry Form (#6). Duplicate awards may be purchased.
Selected winners, as well as the Best of Show and Judge's Choice recipients, will be recognized in the 2013 Aster Awards Annual, Television Advertising DVD and/or the Radio Advertising CD. Entries chosen as features will be at the discretion of Creative Images, Inc.
MOUNTED ITEMS: Mount all one sided materials... newspaper ads, magazine ads, posters, billboards, outdoor transit, logos, letterhead, etc., on a display board with the Entry Form attached. Photos of billboards or outdoor transit are acceptable. No specific size requirements in mounting.
PRINTED MATERIALS: For multiple sided entries, (brochures, annual reports, direct mail, magazines, handbooks, etc.) place the entry in an envelope or box along with the Entry Form.
RADIO SPOTS: Submit radio entries on a CD in an envelope with an Entry Form attached.
VIDEO/TV: Submit television and special video productions on DVD. Video entries should be submitted in an envelope with an Entry Form attached.
CAMPAIGNS/SERIES: Submit total advertising campaigns and series entries in a large envelope or box. Make sure an Entry Form is attached securely to outside of envelope or box. All media including TV & Radio should be included for campaigns.
WEBSITE: Write the url as the Name of Entry (See #1 on the Entry Form).
MOBILE & APPS: Mobile website/app entries must be accessible via iTunes or placed on media with appropriate download instructions. They will be judged on a mobile device.
Entries will not be returned. Aster Award entrants agree that all entries may be reprinted non-exclusively in Award Annuals, Marketing Healthcare Today magazine, and other promotional materials affiliated with Creative Images, Inc. Entrants hold or will secure the necessary licenses for use of all creative content embodied in any of the entries.
Yes, you may enter the same entry in additional categories, but you must include an additional entry fee as well as send a duplicate copy of the entry to be judged. All categories are judged separately.
There is no set number of awards. Depending on the number of entries per category and the quality of the materials the judges assign appropriate awards depending on the entry's overall score. The judges reserved the right to assign no winner to a category if the quality of submissions does not meet their expectations.